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A spoiler-filled discussion with Matt and Ari about Episode VII, its heroes, and its villains.
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I got a lovely note from Governor Pete Ricketts yesterday:
I got a lovely note from Governor Pete Ricketts yesterday. “Imposing the death penalty is a heavy responsibility.” Not a responsibility he’d ever have to put on his narrow shoulders, fortunately,...
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I keep coming back to the detail of this group of people sitting for an hour of Bible study with their killer:
After spending the day reading about reactions to last night’s terrorist attack at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, I keep coming back to the same detail: For an hour, a group of black...
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Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser on Judaism and the Death Penalty, in 1960:
“Only God has the right to take life. When the state allows itself to take life, it sets an example which the criminal distorts to his own ends. It proves to him that man may take into his own hands...
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What makes someone a hero? Do heroes share commonalities in their backgrounds?
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A spoiler-filled episode of the Hero Report podcast, with Matt and Ari talking about heroism and the new Star Wars film
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Heroes, Villains, and Heroism in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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It's nearly Veterans Day, so we're talking about heroism and the military
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This gun lobbying group's new Facebook ad basically says, “We’re openly advocating for unsafe use of guns":
This Facebook ad for the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association basically says, “As an organization, we’re openly advocating for the unsafe use of firearms. Not only do we actively lobby your...
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Hey! You there! Yes, you.

You can now preorder the paperback of my heroism book!
It will ship next month and it's more than 60% less expensive than the hardcover version.

If you preorder it now, I promise I'll write a thoughtful inscription in every copy you put in front of me.
Untangling Heroism: Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero [Ari Kohen] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <P>The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act heroically and wh...
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Some personal reflections on today's historic vote to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska:
I was born in Detroit, Michigan and I grew up in Windsor, Ontario. I went to college in East Lansing, Michigan. So, for the first 21 years of my life, I lived in states or countries that had abolished...
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